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A Phaery Named Phredde

By: Jackie French

Phredde is a phaery, she is tiny, ferocious and her proper name is Ethereal. She is Pru’s best friend. Pru had never met a phaery before Phredde’s family moved in next door and it turns out that having a phaery as a best friend is grand and fun in a whole lot of ways. Then Pru’s brother thinks he’s turning into a werewolf, her vampire teacher turns 400 and a dragon starts getting into the rubbish bins. Things get a little strange but still a whole lot of fun when there is magic involved.

This is a fun collection of stories about phaeries (not fairies), magic, mythical creatures and friendship. The stories are entertaining and easy to understand, the format of this book puts it a step up from beginning chapter books, with each story coming in at around 25 pages there and no real illustrations. The take on vampires, werewoves and dragons are all very age appropriate and French’s easy style is a pleasure to read. I will say this, if you are looking for something more traditionally ‘young girl fairy’ in style then this probably isn’t where you should go as Phredde is more rock ‘n’ roll that ballet, but her attitude is what makes her so fun.

Publisher: HarperCollins (Australia) Children’s

Published: 28 January 2004

Format: Paperback 128 pages

Categories: Fairies, Friendship

ISBN 13: 9780207200007

Purchase: use the Booktopia logo on the side of the page

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